‘Crazy Good’ Dog Treat Recipes

‘Crazy Good’ Dog Treat Recipes

With the continual scares regarding pet treats we are making our own.  You can, too!!!  Here are a couple of easy recipes to get you started…

cheese, please! (This is Gabe’s favorite!)*

  • 1½ C          oat flour
  • 1½ C          brown rice flour
  • 1 C               shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • ½ C            grated parmesan cheese
  • 1                   egg
  • ½ C            water

Preheat oven to 350°.  Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until a dough forms.  Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to ¼” thickness.  Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes – I found a dog bone cutter that is adorable.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet (they can be close together as they don’t spread much while cooking.)

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (We put ours in the freezer to make them extra crunchy for our big dogs!)

plumpkins*

  • 1½ C          oat flour
  • 1½ C          brown rice flour
  • ½ t             cinnamon
  • ½ t             ground nutmeg
  • ½ t             ground ginger
  • 1                  egg
  • 3 T              applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ¾ C           canned pumpkin or fresh, pureed pumpkin
  • ½ C           water

Preheat oven to 350°.  Combine all ingredients together and mix thoroughly.  Spoon mixture out with a tablespoon and drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  These cookies will not rise or flatten so if you want a flatter cookies press it down before baking.

Bake 18 – 22 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool completely on a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Venison Jerky  (This is their all-time favorite!!!)

If you have access to venison and a dehydrator this one is super easy.   Cut strips of venison and dehydrate until desired consistency.  We usually do ours for 8 – 10 hours dependent upon the thickness of the strips.  We store these in an airtight container in the freezer.

These treats are all it takes to keep our four-legged children following commands and begging for more. 😉  If they are doing something they aren’t supposed to be doing while they are outside, I will go to the door and whistle once (and being a ‘girl’ I don’t whistle very loudly)…it stops them in their tracks and they come flying into the house for a jerky treat!!!  Yes, they get pretty serious about their treats~9 2011

If you have a favorite homemade treat that your pups love please share in the comments section or send me an email and I will post!  DO NOT BUY STORE BOUGHT TREATS IF YOU LOVE YOUR PETS!  You cannot be certain what is in them unless you make them yourself!!!

*The first two recipes are from the book, organic dog biscuit cookbook, Bubba Rose Biscuit Company.  Made with all-organic ingredients and no wheat, corn or soy!